Here is what’s happening at the Community Center the week of December 14:

  • All of our group ex classes are available virtually!
  • We’re still here for kids, but we need your help
  • Aspinwall Everyday Gourmet still offering meals to-go
  • Mindfulness Moment

Thank you so much for your support! Just a reminder, we are not charging membership dues on January 1 and will be pro-rating December dues once we re-open.

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We have a new schedule with 25+ virtual classes a week. This means you can still join a live class with your favorite instructors even while we’re closed. There will be a one time charge of $40 for unlimited access to live virtual classes from December 14 – January 3.

Here’s how it works:

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Though most of our operations are suspended, we’re happy to still be able to run our Arts & Enrichment after school program for FCASD students who need somewhere safe to spend their afternoon. 

 

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Right now, our program staff are doing something simple, but so important: They’re showing up, every day, to be with kids during this incredibly challenging time. Thanks to these dedicated instructors, kids have a safe space – both emotionally and physically – to learn and get the support they need. And our staff will continue showing up to help these families as long as they need them.   

But now they need your help, too. They need your help so that we can continue to provide our after school program or full day learning pods for as long as families need it. Please make a gift today. For the kids. For you. For everyone. 

Make a gift today

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While our building is closed, Aspinwall Everyday Gourmet Cafe is still operating out of the Community Center. They will continue to provide dinners to-go, special meals, holiday catering, and lots of the dishes that you have come to know and love. While the Center is closed they will continue to provide pick-ups at our back door, as they’ve done since reopening in July.

Click here to see their meals to-go for Tuesday – Thursday of this week or follow them on Facebook.

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From the Fox Chapel Area High School Counseling Department:

Have you tried challenging and changing your thought process from “What if…?” worries to “How can I….?” worries? Sometimes life can be overwhelming and when faced with a stressful situation, our bodies want to immediately search for all the reasons something can go wrong. Instead, step back, take a deep breath, and process your stressor. We need to learn to change our process about how we stress and seek a way to work the concern. 

Try the 5-step worry guide to challenge your worries:

  1. What’s the evidence that the thought is true? That it’s not true?
  2. Is there a more positive, realistic way of looking at the situation?
  3. What’s the probability that what I’m scared of will actually happen? If the probability is low, what are some more likely outcomes?
  4. Is the thought helpful? How will worrying about it help me and how will it hurt me?
  5. What would I say to a friend who had this worry?

“Stress and confusion come from being busy. Peace and clarity come from slowing down and stilling your waters.” – Maxime Lacace

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Part of being a community is being there for each other, and you’ve been doing that for us for the last 9 months. We’re stronger together than we are apart, and we’re so lucky to have you in our corner. 

While we are all connecting with the Community Center from home, it’s more important than ever for you to reach out and let us know if there are things we could be doing better. Please get in touch if you have thoughts, questions, or concerns about ways we can best support you and our community through the coming weeks.